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Exclusive: Rob Lee sends clear message regarding Erik Alonso’s takeover of Derby County

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Rob Lee insists that Erik Alonso’s proposed takeover of Derby County is “fantastic” news for the club after what has been a turbulent campaign on and off the pitch.

It has been a hugely disappointing season for the Rams, who are staring relegation to League One right in the face ahead of their final two games of the campaign.

Wayne Rooney’s side sit only four points clear of the relegation zone ahead of their fixtures against Swansea City and Sheffield Wednesday, with Rotherham United set to leapfrog them if they can pick up a minimum of four points from their two games in hand.

It promises to be a summer of transition for Derby regardless of whichever division they find themselves in next season, with Spanish businessman Erik Alonso agreeing to take over the club.

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The Spaniard is still awaiting EFL approval before formally taking over at Pride Park, and there isn’t believed a buy-out clause should the club be relegated into League One.

Derby fans will be hoping for some light at the end of the tunnel, though, especially having seen Bin Zayed International’s proposed takeover of the club fall through earlier this season.

Rob Lee, who played for Derby between 2002 and 2003 and racked up 48 league appearances for the Rams, has offered his thoughts on Alonso’s proposed takeover, insisting that it is “fantastic” news for the club barring any late hiccups.

He said: “I really enjoyed my time at Derby. I had a great time with John Gregory, they have great fans and it’s a great club.

“It’s fantastic that they look set to be taken over. Hopefully it all goes through with no hiccups, but they deserve to be doing better than what they are.”


Nottingham-based journalist who regularly covers Nottingham Forest home and away.

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